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The European Banking Crisis Should Raise Warning Signs for Commodity Investors



October 20, 2011 – Comments (0)

The European banking crisis has been big news for quite some time now. With the global economy that has developed, the U.S. is has and will see the impacts of this crisis effect our markets as well. Be careful with commodities investments right now because the European markets may skew your usual stock picks. James A. Kostohryz explains how the European market crisis will effect our commodities here in the States. 

European Banks: The Existential Threat

The focal point of the problem today is different than it was in 2008. Today the problem is European banks. Let’s be clear: European banks are in considerably worse shape today than their US counterparts were in 2007 and 2008. As I detail here, the capitalization levels of European banks are much lower than they were in the US and the potential write-downs are at least as severe.


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